The Forgotten
The Forgotten (2004)

Telly Paretta is tormented by the memory of her eight-year-old son Sam's death in a plane crash 14 months ago. While trying to work through her grief, and her subsequent estrangement from her husband Jim, she is informed by her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 24, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The premise grows too ridiculous to take seriously.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Moore is too precious a commodity to fritter away her time and talent on a no-thrills thriller as bland and superficial as The Forgotten.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

An uneasy mix between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the The X-Files, and one not nearly as smart as either.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Creepy thriller not for faint of heart.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's very manipulative, it's very maddening -- and yet I found it very entertaining.

Brian Lowry

Perhaps wisely leaves more questions than it answers and for the most part manages to maintain its suspense.

Rob Gonsalves

Who wants to see -- or remember -- a wildly implausible thriller that's also grim and humorless?

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Slightly predictable and dumb when all is said and done.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

It's the central casting of the remarkable Julianne Moore that gives the movie both a core and a heart, particularly when Di Pego's script starts making its way further and further out along the limb of credibility.

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Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

The climax is a disappointment, lacking the quick visual thrills earlier in the movie and failing to answer many key questions raised throughout.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A very twilight zonish plot with an interesting combination of twists and turns. Not bad not great.
Chris Weber
Boy, this is an odd one. A psychological mystery thriller, this film is about a woman still grieving after the death of her son 14 months later, only for… More
Kevin M. Williams
Julianne Moore is a mother who misses her dead son, which is normal ... until everyone she knows starts to tell her that she never had one. As the story shifts… More
Eric S
As someone who loves Julianne Moore, I don't know how I missed this one. This film tells the tale of a mother(Julianne Moore) who loses her son and is… More
Jameson Worley
I loved the first half...the pacing especially. The film follows a women who is grieving over the loss of her son, and then during that process, she's… More
Bethany Murphy
Confusing at times but quite a good film of what I can remember!